2011 Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is beautiful. Dark red cherries, tobacco, mint and graphite are some of the many notes that inform this hugely attractive, medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. The finish is long, silky and exceptionally polished. Tobacco, dried cherries, mint and smoke add nuance on the close. This is another relatively soft, gorgeous 2011 from Keeenan. (AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. Surprisingly rich, ripe and heady with lots of black currant and black cherry fruit, no hint of herbaceousness or earthiness and medium to full body, this delicate, finesse-styled Cabernet is a noteworthy success in 2011. Given its fast evolutionary track, it should be consumed over the next 7-8 years. (RP)
Some slightly green notes on the nose. A bit taut and introvert. Very different from the norm though! Some sweet fruit.
Wine & Spirits
This 2011 gained a luscious texture even as its fruit remained green. It reads as savory with warm spice and bold oak. Round and full, ready for roast lamb.